India Market Outlook 2019

Air traffic growth in India saw a growth of 18.6% in 2018 over the previous years with airlines carrying 1389.76 lakh (138.98 million) passengers in 2018 as compared to 1171.76 lakh passengers in 2017. The highlight of the year was that every airline which started the year remained operational unlike the previous years when Air … Continue reading India Market Outlook 2019

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Air India launches flights to Najaf from New Delhi

National carrier Air India has opened reservation for twice weekly flights to Najaf from New Delhi. The flights would operate at below timings AI901 DEL1400 – 1700NJF 14 AI902 NJF1800 – 0045 (+1)DEL 14 The flights are effective 14th February, leaving with very limited notice for filling up the aircraft. Schedule entry shows the flights … Continue reading Air India launches flights to Najaf from New Delhi

15 aircraft on ground, Air India needs INR 1525 Cr to make them operational

National carrier Air India – a Star Alliance member has 15 aircraft which are grounded. The information was conveyed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation last week while answering a question in Rajya Sabha – the upper house of parliament. Air India has a fleet of 123 aircraft comprising four B747, eighteen B777, twenty-seven B787, … Continue reading 15 aircraft on ground, Air India needs INR 1525 Cr to make them operational

Travelport makes inroads in India, signs up with Jet Airways & Air India

Travelport, a travel commerce platform is making inroads in India. Over the last one week it has announced a long-term partnership with Jet Airways and Air India. The long-term supplier agreement with Jet Airways will be effective from April 2019 and will enable the airline to sell its inventory to online and offline travel agencies … Continue reading Travelport makes inroads in India, signs up with Jet Airways & Air India

Air India opens reservations for Bengaluru – London

National carrier Air India has announced connecting Bengaluru to London. The airline decided to terminate the London Heathrow – Newark leg of its Ahmedabad – London – Newark flight and the aircraft would now operate Ahmedabad – London – Bengaluru – London – Ahmedabad with 4x weekly between Ahmedabad and London and 3x weekly between … Continue reading Air India opens reservations for Bengaluru – London

Is Air India paying INR 25 crore per month to keep aircraft on ground?

Indian carriers have long been conservative about International expansion and none have been able to make a dent to competition or make fortunes from International operations. While low cost carriers (LCCs) IndiGo and Spicejet earn less than 15% of their revenue from International operations, Full Service Carrier (FSC) Jet Airways has this number north of … Continue reading Is Air India paying INR 25 crore per month to keep aircraft on ground?

Kya Surat Hai! IndiGo to start Surat operations in August. Will there be a surprise?

The Suratis are rejoicing and for a reason! IndiGo – country’s leading airline by market share has announced flights to Surat connecting Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Jaipur effective 16th August 2018. This will make IndiGo the fourth scheduled airline at Surat which recently saw AirAsia India start services. Spicejet and Air India are the … Continue reading Kya Surat Hai! IndiGo to start Surat operations in August. Will there be a surprise?

India – Australia sign open skies agreement

India and Australia signed a revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) last week to liberalize travel between the two countries. The new arrangement gives unlimited access to Australian carriers to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata. Indian carriers will have unlimited access to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide airports in Australia and can nominate one … Continue reading India – Australia sign open skies agreement